Private Dancer “30th Anniversary”

Tina Turner - Private Dancer 30th Anniversary - 2015

After the announcement of the Japanese release of Tina Turner’s Private Dancer album, the Queen milestone album is also being re-released by Warner UK to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

A special edition of the legendary singer’s album will be put out on June 29, 31 years after its release on June 1984.

The re-issue includes re-mastered versions of the the original tracks, including What’s Love Got To Do With It and Let’s Stay Together, along with a second disc of 12″ mixes, b-sides, three non-album singles and her duet with Bryan Adams It’s Only Love.

The collection also features the track Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) (with B.E.F.) recorded with Martin Ware from Heaven 17.

Private Dancer originally peaked at Number 2 in the UK and to date has spent 150 weeks on the Official Albums Chart. Tuner has since scored a further eight UK Top 10 albums, including the chart-topping Foreign Affair in 1989.

Pre-Order “Private Dancer 30th Anniversary” on LP here
Pre-Order “Private Dancer 30th Anniversary” on double cd here
Pre-Order “Private Dancer 30th Anniversary” Japan Import here

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Tina at ‘Armani 40 Anni’ (UPDATED)

Tina Turner wearing Armani - 2015

Tina Turner and her husband Erwin Bach attended the Armani 40th Anniversary event last night in Milano!
Turner was once again looking incredibly healthy and young for a 75 years old legend.

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Tina Turner at Armani Cocktail Event

Tina Turner in Milan, Italy

New shots of Tina Turner and husband Erwin Bach attending the Armani Dinner Event tonight in Milano just emerged!Stay tune for more! Other celebrities attending such Sophia Loren, Tom Cruise, Glenn Close, Janet Jackson, Isabelle Huppert, Pierce Brosnan and many more!

 

 

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Tina Turner in Milano (Updated)

Tina Turner Now 2015

Tina Turner was spotted recently with husband Erwin Bach while shopping in Milano! It is unbelievable to see Tina looking so radiant at 75!

Tina looked more than happy to take a look at all the luxury digs at the storefront as she took a look at a few of the fragrances out on the counter and even tried on a pair of spiffy shades with mirrored lenses.
No doubt the couple received great customer service as they chatted up with the suited and booted workers at the boutique.
The Simply The Best hitmaker went casual chic for the occasion as she donned a black jacket over a leather top, blue trousers and patterned flat shoes.

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Too Many Tears in My Eyes

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I bet you looked handsome on your wedding day
So strong, so fine, so tall
Though i was standing in the church that day
And i couldn’t see a thing at all”

By Ben – Being a legendary duo, Ike and Tina Turner are part of American popular culture and it is not rare to hear or see references of the notorious duo in movies, series, cartoons… A great opportunity to give a glimpse of the couple’s work to new audience and sometimes the chance to see a not-so-famous Ike & Tina Turner song getting a second life.

Last year, US tv show “True Detective” in an episode entitled “Haunted House” (S1 E06) paid tribute to Ike and Tina using in its soundtrack a rare gem from the couple! In the episode credits and on IMDB the song is listed as “uncredited”. No lyrics nor informations on Google as well…

Until, i found a trace on the internet of a 1963 song written by Johnny Cole and performed by Miles Stones being the original recording of the song. The “Tina version” is just a womanized version of the song. But not just that actually! Out of the massive work produced by Ike Turner and the countless covers, some of them are really superior to the majority.

“Too Many Tears” could remind us of wedding songs such as “All I Could Do Was Cry” or “Please, Please, Please” but it has something more to it. The way Tina delivers the first line hooks you up immediately. The song is very graphic so to speak and would perfectly fit a Tarantino movie or, as it happened, a tv series.

Anyway, i hope you’ll enjoy the song as much as i do! Oh and by the way, in my research, i came across a remix version of the song from the Soul Masters CD that i’ve included in the post!

Awkward Videoclip by Ben!


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Screen Entity

Mad Max Thunderdome - Tina Turner - Shooting on Location 1985 9

By Ben – Tina Turner is known throughout the world, blog’s stats can attest that there’s not a single country in the world that doesn’t know her. To most people, she is seen as a bigger than life singer with an unparalleled career. But despite her massive success and what one could perceive as an incredible achievement, Turner often stated that what really attracted her was acting. But not acting just for the sack of being on a big screen no, acting to impersonate a (strong) character, to entertain audience in action, adventure movies. Offers came but not one that would fit Tina’s own vision of a movie star. Who can say no Spielberg? Turner did. Hooker parts? Keep them for yourself! Tina wants to be Grace Jones in Conan the Destroyer, a charismatic villain…

The first footage of Tina Turner on a theater screen goes back to 1970 and her incendiary performance of Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” filmed during the Rolling Stones legendary documentary “Gimme Shelter”. However her first appearance as a character would arrive five years later and what other part than a Queen…

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From Tina to Robbie

Robbie Montgomery, Rhonda Graam and Carolyn Flagg at the Opening of Tina Turner Museum (Photo S.Evans)

Robbie Montgomery, Rhonda Graam and Carolyn Flagg at the Opening of Tina Turner Museum (Photo S.Evans)

One of Ike and Tina Turner most famous Ikettes, Miss Robbie Montgomery is releasing a new cookbook! The “Welcome To Sweetie Pie” star who was a close friend of Tina when she was an Ikette asked the Queen of Rock to write foreword for her new book. And here is what Tina Turner wrote:

Robbie and I worked together and I am happy for her success. Not only has she released this cookbook, but she has a successful business in a chain of restaurants, serving the food we grew up on.This cookbook will show you how to make good down home soul food. Love Tina Turner. I wish you the best with your cookbook Robbie, since you have the Midas touch I know it will be a success, just like your restaurants. And I am very happy for you and I am proud of all that you have accomplished.

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Tina Turner 2015 Heritage Days

Tina Turner Museum Heritage Days 2015

This year celebrations of Tina Turner’s music and legacy will takes place September 25-27, 2015 in Brownsville, USA.
Europe will have to wait a bit longer for their annual celebration of Tina’s 76 Fans Birthday Party in November.

Moreover the freshly opened Tina Turner Museum in Brownsville was recently honored with the 2015 Tennessee Association of Museums Award of Excellence for the Delta Heritage Center. Tina’s longtime assistant and friend Rhonda Graam was present and accepted the awards in Tina’s name declaring:

She is very honored and proud because she recognizes that it brings up her roots in the area and just thrilled that it’s brought recognition to the community and everything and its doing well for students and everyone,” Turner’s longtime personal assistant Rhonda Graam said. Graam says Turner was not able to accept the award in person due to health-related issues. She currently lives in Switzerland.

Photos from last year Grand Opening here!

More info on West Tennessee Delta Center Website! 

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Queen of the Arena

Tina Turner Live in Amsterdam - September 1996 - Mark Allan/Alpha

Tina Turner Live in Amsterdam – September 1996 – Mark Allan/Alpha

By Ben – I am pretty sure that almost 20 years after her three legendaries concerts at (at the time brand new) Amsterdam Arena, Tina Turner’s voice still resonates inside the stadium. Not a single time have i passed in front of this giant monument without thinking of these concerts. I guess i can talk in Sjef’s name to say it’s probably the same for him. 1996. Wildest Dreams Tour. 3 nights, 160,000 cheering fans from across the world attending the rendez- vous given by the 57 years old Lioness. Massive promotion, massive production, massive crowd, and you can always count on the Dutch to pays Tina her dues.

I’ve probably watched and listened, dissected and studied this concert more than it is allowed until a few weeks ago, fellow Tina fan Jamie told us about an unseen tv version. He found out about it while “Missing You” was blasting on British cable tv. Of course, i couldn’t help investigating and finding out more about that mysterious version. After watching again the Original TV broadcast, followed by a LaserDisc version and finally the DVD, i could certainly noticed a few differences between them but couldn’t imagine there might be even more. But it did happen! After weeks of research i finally got my hand on the new version Jamie mentioned. And what a surprise:

New camera angles, a clearer definition to satisfy your die hard fan appetite but mostly a new audio mix giving Tina’s voice more presence, more power and strength than it ever did on the previous supports. I strongly advice you, if you can, to watch and listen to the following videos with headphones! So for a starter (and after a paramount work of time on the video quality) and for all your delight here’s the “new” version of Missing You and as bonus since it’s turning 20 years old this year, the gold and honey trap, Goldeneye! Enjoy!

This post will be updated often in the future with new HD uploads from Tina Turner live in Amsterdam 1996. We’ll keep you in touch on our Facebook, Twitter and Youtube channels! 

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Private Dancer “30th Anniversary” Track list

Tina Turner - Private Dancer 30th Anniversary Edition (Warner Japan 2015)

Tina Turner’s classic album Private Dancer was a huge global success on its release in June 1984 and became Tina Turner’s breakthrough solo album, thanks in part to an 18-month single release schedule that saw no fewer than seven songs from the ten-track album released in various territories, including ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’, ‘Better Be Good To Me’, ‘Private Dancer’ and a cover of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’.
To celebrate this 30 year milestone we are releasing an extra special Anniversary Edition. This edition compiles the remastered album and a second disc which features Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) (with B.E.F.), recorded with Martin Ware from Heaven 17, and which lead to him producing the lead single from Private Dancer ‘Let’s Stay Together’. It also features 12” mixes and b-sides as well as three non-album singles, including the duet with Bryan Adams ‘It’s Only Love’.

Pre-Order “Private Dancer 30th Anniversary Edition” it here! 

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